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DJF 2019 Annual Gathering Meeting

The Detention Justice Forum is holding its Annual Gathering Meeting (AGM) on 19 March 2019. DJF members and interested organisations/individuals are welcome to attend this event, which promises to be an engaging and educational space. We hope to see you there! To RSVP please fill in this form:

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Prison overcrowding: No more band-aid solutions

March 13, 2017 By Ariane Nevin Following the High Court decision in December 2016 directing the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to immediately address the ‘deplorable’ overcrowding in Pollsmoor Remand, and the subsequent shuffling of sentenced inmates to other provinces, overcrowding in the facility for those awaiting trial is the lowest it’s been in the past five […]

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Blog: South African Judges Should Visit A Prison Once A Year

March 8, 2018 By Ariane Nevin and Nabeelah Mia On December 5, 2016, South African activists advocating for the human rights of inmates and detainees in South African prisons celebrated a huge victory. Following an application against the government by Sonke Gender Justice, represented by Lawyers for Human Rights, for the high court in Cape […]

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